how did reddit beat us?

how did reddit beat us, LULZsisters?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    a). people at r/TrueLit actually read books
    b). moderators at r/TrueLit actually enforce the rules and make sure only posts that encourage genuine discussion get through
    >r/Books, r/Fantasy, r/Literature, and all of the other similar literature-related boards are for lurking and making fun of; LULZ is for shitposting, and r/TrueLit is for genuine questions and discussion

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I will say, I came to lit five years ago because every single other books and writing discussion forum was awful, either the same recycled “reactions” to entry level literature or they were dominated by genre readers who legitimately touted Gardens on the Moon as incomprehensible literature. So I come here and get filtered by deeper discussions and the touting of philosophical works and begin delving more seriously into literature.
      This place is no longer the best and only place to seriously discuss literature. We barely even talk about books. You guys really hate admitting this, b it the reality of the situation is that twitterposting and the /misc/immigrants have turned all of the hobbyist boards into low quality soijack farms. Truelit is legitimately much better. It’s still Reddit, still heavily moderated, but it’s the one place that discusses real literature and doesn’t force you to wade through mountains of idpol sludge constantly.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >This place is no longer the best and only place to seriously discuss literature. We barely even talk about books. You guys really hate admitting this, b it the reality of the situation is that twitterposting and the /misc/immigrants have turned all of the hobbyist boards into low quality soijack farms
        I personally do not have a problem admitting this, and I think most anons who are more concerned with having a place to discuss literature than they are "not being reddit" won't either. We have more and more threads talking about "how to improve LULZ" or "why is LULZ so shitty lately" every day. Last New Year's Eve we had an entire thread of anons saying that they were done with this board and were never coming back (how many of them actually left? Who knows).

        >Truelit is legitimately much better. It’s still Reddit, still heavily moderated, but it’s the one place that discusses real literature and doesn’t force you to wade through mountains of idpol sludge constantly.
        This is true. If you want actual genuine discussion, that's probably the best place to go right now. You can't have a shitposting board and a genuine literature discussion board at the same time. Plus, the weekly general discussion threads are kind of comfy, and the community is small enough that after awhile you get to know most of the regulars. One of the things I actually like is that the moderators use the board themselves, and seem to be pretty transparent about how they run things.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Just checked it for the first time in a year or so and it seems quite comfy I might stay for the read alongs if nothing else this time.
        > doesn’t force you to wade through mountains of idpol sludge constantly.
        I do remember seeing some on there before but it was actually fairly nuanced (at least compared to normal Reddit politics).
        Guess I shouldn’t be surprised that people who read a lot are somewhat more tolerant and familiar with different views than their own.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        LULZ doesn't talk about books as much as before. That's true. But it has become the best and better read political forum in the open web, and when we do discuss books, it's still miles better than anything you will find in reddit. If you don't like it here, then go there. We won't miss you.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It hasn’t become the best anything on the web.
          This board is filled with larpers who spam the same 2 or 3 authors, idk if pol or b had a book club thread but this board just feels like an extension of and battle between those 2 equally retarded sides.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >2 equally retarded sides
            If you don't like LULZ culture why do you even come here?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Because odds are that that anon was here first and wanted to discuss material that is on topic, such as books

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Try having a genuine discussion about Heidegger, Spengler or Schmitt in reddit and see what happens. Even if you get it going, every post will be so full of self censorship that what's the point?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Try having a discussion about Marx here and watch how fast the thread flies off the rails

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                But the thing is that you can have a discussion about Marx almost everywhere. Where else you can talk about Spengler than LULZ?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >literature forum
          >lit doesn’t talk about books as much as before
          >it’s better now

          What does this anon mean? Political forum? If only there was a board for that

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >But it has become the best and better read political forum in the open web

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe I share this board with unironic r*dditors.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >a). people at r/TrueLit actually read books
      truelit doesnt read. See how the complete works of shakespeare is no. 3. just a bunch of tryhards.

      b). moderators at r/TrueLit actually enforce the rules and make sure only posts that encourage genuine discussion get through
      they stiffle free discussion. If you want to discuss stuff that is right of the left like heidegger, nietzsche, or even deleuze's books, and other modern french books stuff you'll get banned. You can barely even talk about 1984 and definitely not about Brave New World.

      Also
      >Beloved, No. 53
      joke?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I'm so fucking tired of this shit.
        >truelit doesnt read. See how the complete works of shakespeare is no. 3. just a bunch of tryhards.
        Look at LULZ's Top 100 list you absolute retard.

        >they stiffle free discussion. If you want to discuss stuff that is right of the left like heidegger, nietzsche, or even deleuze's books, and other modern french books stuff you'll get banned. You can barely even talk about 1984 and definitely not about Brave New World.
        This is not even remotely true. There have been several times when I've come across a discussion there and was surprised to find that they'd even let it stay up; if the post invites genuine literary discussion in good faith, the chances are the mods will let it slide. And if they don't, it's easy to get in contact with them and they are happy to respond and are open to having their minds changed. I've talked to them several times and they all seem like nice dudes and don't fit the 'reddit moderator' stereotype at all.

        , No. 53
        >joke?
        Unless you're ready to give me a genuine argument as to why you think Beloved doesn't belong on a Top 100 list, I don't want to fucking here it. Chances are you're just going to say 'woman + nagger' and leave it at that.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >here it
          *hear it.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Le Guin, Hairy Potter
          joke?

          >Look at LULZ's Top 100 list you absolute retard.
          I never said this board isnt full of homosexuals. At least people here are honest about it.

          >literary discussion
          yes but here you can get philosophical and cite historical examples without pretense.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Post med shelf, sally trooney fag

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          > I don't want to fucking here it

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            He even posted a correction for that tiny mistake because he knew some fag like you would use it to make fun of him without actually refuting what he said.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >t. R*ddit tranny
          Thou shalt ne'er a true maiden be. Thou hast neither womb nor ovary. Thou art a catamite, twist'd by foul perversion of chirurgeon's art to crude fleer'ry of Divine perfection.
          All validation as thou receivest like unto Janus' own be, and tepid to boot. 'Pon thy hind, good folk fleer.
          Thy good father and kind mother art in troth disgust'd and in shame of thee.
          Thy friends doth make sport of thine hideous countenance 'twixt themselves.
          By thee art all of Adam's sons utterly repuls'd. Our Lord didst fortuitously permit all menfolk to divine thy fraud with wondrous accuracy.
          If by trickery, thou didst 'pon occasion "pass", all gentle folk verily wouldst 'pon closer examination revile thee. By the Lord's arrangement, thy very bones betray thee.
          And if 'pon chance thou pliest with drink an unfortunate companion unto thy fetid bed, 'twould soonest fly as drink in the aromas from thine diseas'd, fest'ring wound, the which thou cherish in mockery of Eve's daughters.
          Tis certaine that never shalt the devil's spawn pass from thine false womb, thus fruitless art thy efforts to ensnare gentlefolk.
          Joy shall likewise escape thee.
          'Pon waking, thou paint upon thy face a Deceiver's frippery, but inside thine heart, parlous despair circles like Leviathan, eft t' crush thee 'neath th'unbearable weight.
          In the end 'twill be too much to bear - thou shalt find thyself procuring firm rope, mocking the hangman's noble art, and plunging into the bitter abyss of the Divill's embrace, to spend thy days better cavorting with thine masters.
          Thine father or mother shall occasion upon thine empty shell and weep, caught 'twixt heartbreak and relief that the shame thou broughtest them hast, anon, abated.
          Thine headstone shall reflect thine Christian name, and hist'ry shall record thee a man.
          As worms and creatures of the earth feast on thine unholy corpse, thine bones shalt betray thee again - unmistak'bly like unto Adam's.
          'Tis thy fate, self-appointed. Ne'er shall thee revoke it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >If you want to discuss stuff that is right of the left like heidegger, nietzsche, or even deleuze's books, and other modern french books stuff you'll get banned
        I dont know how true that is if they're willing to put Céline on a top 100 list

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          this is one of truelit's mods, you fag

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Did you care enough to go to Reddit just now for that screencap or have you had that image for a while?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >not allowed to talk about bigot Chauvinists

            Bruh, why the fuck not? How are niggas so insanely gay?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. I only come on here to shitpost. If anyone takes any advice on here serious, they're going to fuck themselves up.
      r/truelit and r/truefilm are superior to LULZ and LULZ

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >r/truefilm
        please leave

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Can you recommend a good film forum that isn’t LULZ or reddit? Bonus points if it has a sense of humour.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Hm

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sad

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You unironically deserve to be banned for life for this post.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You should definitely go back, but you're right in that at this point the board is basically offsite tourists shitposting about the current thing with other offsite tourists, so you might as well go to the source.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >a). people at r/TrueLit actually read books
      It's depressing this can't be LULZ.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Reading fiction is a waste of time. I'm glad LULZ has ascended.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nah. Fiction teaches more than nonfiction unless you are just concerned with facts. And even fiction has facts

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          what an infantile plebbit opinion.
          please go back NOW

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Looks the exact same as our list m8.
    Apart from no Bible because the ironic Christianity phase hasn't spread there yet.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      More like Reddit hasn't gone past the fedora atheist phase yet

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Potayto potahto.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Silver medal is literally Tolstoy
        >F-FEDORA!
        kys

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Redditors love Tolstoy because he writes soap operas for teenaged girls, not because he’s Christian. If anything, his Christianity is their main gripe with him

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You have read 0 (zero) books by Tolstoj
            >“The absence of the rights of woman does not consist in the fact that she has not the right to vote, or the right to sit on the bench, but in the fact that in her affectional relations she is not the equal of man, she has not the right to abstain, to choose instead of being chosen. You say that that would be abnormal. Very well! But then do not let man enjoy these rights, while his companion is deprived of them, and finds herself obliged to make use of the coquetry by which she governs, so that the result is that man chooses ‘formally,’ whereas really it is woman who chooses. As soon as she is in possession of her means, she abuses them, and acquires a terrible supremacy.”

            >“But where do you see this exceptional power?”

            >“Where? Why, everywhere, in everything. Go see the stores in the large cities. There are millions there, millions. It is impossible to estimate the enormous quantity of labor that is expended there. In nine-tenths of these stores is there anything whatever for the use of men? All the luxury of life is demanded and sustained by woman. Count the factories; the greater part of them are engaged in making feminine ornaments. Millions of men, generations of slaves, die toiling like convicts simply to satisfy the whims of our companions.

            >“Women, like queens, keep nine-tenths of the human race as prisoners of war, or as prisoners at hard labor. And all this because they have been humiliated, because they have been deprived of rights equal to those which men enjoy. They take revenge for our sensuality; they catch us in their nets.

            >“Yes, the whole thing is there. Women have made of themselves such a weapon to act upon the senses that a young man, and even an old man, cannot remain tranquil in their presence. Watch a popular festival, or our receptions or ball-rooms. Woman well knows her influence there. You will see it in her triumphant smiles.

            >“As soon as a young man advances toward a woman, directly he falls under the influence of this opium, and loses his head. Long ago I felt ill at ease when I saw a woman too well adorned,—whether a woman of the people with her red neckerchief and her looped skirt, or a woman of our own society in her ball-room dress. But now it simply terrifies me. I see in it a danger to men, something contrary to the laws; and I feel a desire to call a policeman, to appeal for defence from some quarter, to demand that this dangerous object be removed.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Not him but Family Happiness is absolutely a soap opera. Him seething about women later in life because of how much he hated his marriage doesn't change the content of his older books.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I've read War and Peace and it did come off as a soap opera despite all the historical epic aspects and "philosophy"

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Lmao. I recently read Bergson and he makes the exact same mindlessly optimistic (you'd think post-Darwin they'd be wiser) prediction that the bestowing of rights of women would modify their behaviour, especially consumerist and general attention-seeking shit, in a more masculine direction, lessening the need for the ridiculous material gluts pervade things like fashion or cosmetic industries, these days.

              Oh how little they knew how bad it all was!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >fedora phase
        You're really forcing me to defend le redite?

        >christfag is looking for a bible he never read
        No. 6 Crime and Punishment, Le feres karamazovee
        No. 44 The Divine Comedy
        No. 73 The Illiad
        No. 76 LotR

        inb4
        >nooo, those are not true israelite enough. We need absolute Yaweh-Mono-Theism.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Marx
    >Harry potter
    And r*dditnaggers wonder why everyone makes fun of them..

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Marx is based, seethe more fag

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Marx LE hecking based.
        Dilate more fag. Also you have to go back.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You appear to be seething 🙂

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Both have been on lit lists you tard

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        we did it ebic trol style

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Man without Qualities and Anna Karenina arent number 1 followed by a huge power gap
    havent read the list furher

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    There's literally more diversity in lit's top 100

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How many voters would you estimate have actually read all of Shakespeare's work or even volume 1 of Capital?

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It’s nearly identical to ours besides for some obviously reddit-tier books

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      indeed indeed
      Maybe culture is predetermined after all, and freedom and political belief have little to no influence on our way of life.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not surprising because they're LULZ refugees

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Truelit is just filled with people exactly the McCullers troon who spams here

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a website that has a bigger inferiority complex than LULZ in regards to Reddit?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit is le good
      Why are they like this?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldnt even know about reddit if they wouldn't come here.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          So what should be done about it?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Simply add reddit posting, to the pedo, porn, and violence posting category in the board rules.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Reddit is like the popular brother while LULZ is the retarded loser who still lives in mom’s basement acting in degenerate ways. The latter is only good to laugh at once in a while. This site used to be so much better. I doubt LULZ could even make a top 100 this year because it has fallen off so hard

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          both are kinda bad to be quite honest. it is just that LULZ is a bit older

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            the problem with LULZ is that /misc/tards usually leave their containment board

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              This. Truelit and r/literature are at least on topic. LULZ used to be way superior not anymore. I’d be very surprised if even half of this board has read a book in the last year. There are literally anons here who don’t read who have made this board their home. I don’t get it

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                anons use literature as a fashion accessory because it makes them feel smart and they can act like they're above "NPC leftist bugmen"

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Now I know this is a controversial opinion but hear me out, Reddit is ACTUALLY bette-
                *slams wooden door*

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                He is probably right on that a lot of anons probably don't even bother reading anything. One indicator of it are the memes. They used to be somewhat LULZ related, now they are scarce and most "meme shit" is some stupid crap shilling some booktuber or whatever.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Also look at the disappearance of low effort mainstay on this board. Way less stack threads, less waycr, less top 5, less post a get a , less write a story for this pic, etc. Those threads used to get hundreds of replies every time. Those low hanging fruit threads at least showed anons were interested in literature. Now everything has a pol or incel slant

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Looks the same as LULZ's. Why does everyone have the same favorite books?

    CURIOUS.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the upvotes are coming from inside the house

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >melville, dosto and tolstoy bad cause reddit reads them
    yeah cause they're objectively greats

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I cannot call people homosexuals on reddit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You can on some gay subs.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I just did the nae nae

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Since no one else posted it, this is "ours".

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >bible
      >mein kampf
      wtf

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >No Njal's Saga
      >No History of the Peloponnesian War
      >No Ernst Jünger
      >No V.S. Naipaul
      >No Saul Bellow
      >No Conspiracy of Catiline and The Jugurthine War
      >No Once and Future King
      >It's kind of cheating to include collections like 'Complete Shakespeare'; and if they're going to do that they might as well roll Kafka into 'Complete Kafka', and then I'd be tempted to include things like 'Complete Poems' of Yeats or Eliot, or prolific authors whose total corpus of work crush the lesser entries on either list
      >The Hobbit is better than any of the books in the LOTR trilogy
      >I like Hamsun's Growth of the Soil more than Hunger but whatever
      >Finnegan's Wake is trash and Joyce is overrated more generally

      /lit/'s list is somewhat better (though both lists have a non-trivial number of shitty meme entries). Both lists are guilty of this, but the Reddit list is way too obviously influenced by parroted opinions and availability and social desirability biases. I doubt very much that, collectively, they have gone out of their way to discover and read books that are in any way obscure. Note also certain absurd overrepresentations: Reddit list skews much more female than it should (and three instances of Woolf in the top 50? Get the fuck outta here). DeWitt's book is massively pushed among the feminized academic crowd and isn't even very good (go watch Seven Samurai, listen to Schubert, Scarlatti, and Ravel, develop an interest in advanced math; there, I've saved you the effort of reading that mediocrity). I like Zadie Smith, but she's not Top-100-all-time good. Morrison and Baldwin and Ellison are similarly on their Top 100 because muh diversity and not because their work merits inclusion.

      Finally, I want to see a longer list that doesn't care how many times each author appears on it. LULZ at least has the balls to include Dostoyevsky as much as he deserves.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >bible
      >mein kampf
      wtf

      It's almost the exact same list and showcases that LULZ is unironically just reddit for racists and performative conservatives.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Subhuman, le r/faglit is made up of LULZ refugees and LULZ lists are way older you stupid homosexual

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Okay redditor

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Far worse than the Reddit one

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Das kapital
      >Mein Kampf
      >Bibble
      >Finnegan's wake
      >No longer human
      Kek litsissies really be like this?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        litsissies do be that way, yes.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      2020 had the best list, very few r*dditrefugees were here.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This reads like something a 14-16 year old would make for the epic LULZ XD

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Marx
        >Rand
        >White fragility
        >Leibowitz
        >Kant
        Looks like allot of r*dditrefugees are here.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        9, 27, 49, 51, 52, 54, 57, 59, 60, 78, 81, 82, 83
        OK I stopped counting what is going on with this chart

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >no Siddartha
    >Harry Potter
    In the trash

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck is this thread. Are we getting raided by retards trying to gaslight us into thinking reddit is better or are there unironically so many redditors here?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If you took a look at this board in the past 6/7 years and didn't realize that the original demographic of the board was slowly being displaced by offsite tourists more interested in current politics than in literature you probably are a tourist yourself.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I honestly don't think we have that much tourists. It's just that we have discussed the same books over and over to death and culture war-posting releases more dopamine by now.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          that list is objectively shit.
          LULZ list is only somewhat shit because trolls meme Hitler to #1 and other random lulz into the list.
          These morons actually think Middlemarch, Pride and prejudice and bronte deserve such a high rank.
          >also
          zero philosophy
          and incredibly American list (yes this includes the hispanic american authors as american not because they are from the americas though; you understand

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I’m guessing you’re one of those “muh w*men” types of posters

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              oh, how funny. No that was not intended.
              ahahah what an awkWARD coincidence

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Ironically a lot of this board is made up from the 2016 fallout from Reddit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      LULZ is Reddit central.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Marx is fiction? Also Harry Potter is on there so I'm not taking it seriously.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      what's wrong with harry potter?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's 'young adult' not 'literature'.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You realize both of those have made the lit chart before?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >3 Woolf novels
        >2 Toni Morrison books may be overkill
        >The Secret History (seriously?)
        >The Remaining of the Day way way too high
        >Murakami
        >The Handmaid Tale (seriously?)
        >Harry Potter
        There are probably some other questionable picks I'm missing. Other than that, it's not a bad list, but you can tell a lot of those books were only picked because some reddit homosexuals thought it was important that they were represented. They do have a few great picks that are arguably missing in our list though, like Under The Volcano, Middlemarch, Sutree or Krasznahorkai. Overall our list is a lot better both in content and in order though, even if it isn't perfect either.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    why care what other people consider good?

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    People on Reddit read. The same can’t be said about /lit /.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is sad but true. It used to be a joke but not so anymore. This board cares about posturing more now

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    feels like the same list but more effeminate

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I helped make this list :^)
    Grew out of LULZ when I was 20 and new 15 year olds took over, only come back to shitpost occasionally.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Congratulations on winning one internet.

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >100 Harry Potter
    >88 Dubliners

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The problem with r/Truelit is that redditors from other book subreddits, all garbage, come there and fuck things up. r/Literature and r/Books are worse than any other internet forum on literature. It's the exact same issue LULZ has with /misc/ tourism, but instead of seething incels they get YA readers. Don't know which is worse.
    r/Bookscirclejerk is a better shitposting forum than LULZ though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      /r/badliterature was the best lit forum in the whole internet. Too bad it's dead now. It was like if /leftypol/ had a LULZ analogue. It had all the good shit post from LULZ, but none of the awful politics from /misc/. I don't even understand why there are so many right wingers here. It's a known fact that right wingers can't into literature.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >The problem with r/Truelit is that redditors from other book subreddits, all garbage, come there and fuck things up
      This is not the experience I've had. Any discussion about YA or genre fiction outside of the weekly general discussion thread doesn't make it through (I tried; I make a sockpuppet account and tried to make several threads on 'the literary merit of YA' on there and none of them got approved. I think they knew I was shitposting because one of them asked me about the age of my account and then I was permanently banned from there)

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is Moby Dick actually good? Not being from USA you'd always hear about US kids reading it in school, but I can't imagine it being that good. I just assumed it getting ranked no. 1 in every lit list is some sort of joke I'm missing out on.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yes it's good
      Melville is probably one of the only American writers that deserves to be placed alongside the other greats (Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Joyce, Proust, etc) in world literature

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not bad but Dune being above Lord of the Rings is a crime

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